Mystery plant-Astilbe on steroids?comments (6) February 26th, 2010 in gallery
This has been a real show stopper in my yard. I have had it for about 10 years. It was tagged as a “Gay Feather” when I purchased it, but that doesn’t seem to match. It dies back each winter and has returned very dependably in zone 5 region. It reaches 6-7 ft tall and about 5 ft wide. The stems are hollow, but are not woody. The flowers begin a true white and fade down to cream. It starts blooming late spring and they last into the summer, followed by a lesser re-bloom in late summer. It has never reproduced from seed. I would like to know the name so I can research how to propagate it within my yard.
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